Sengkang West Bus Depot

Sengkang West Bus Depot is a future bus depot located west of Sengkang West Road, to be built on currently undeveloped land near Seletar West Farmway 3. It is scheduled to be completed by 2023 and will be handed over to the successful tenderer of a currently-unknown bus package under the Bus Contracting Model (BCM).

General Information
Name Sengkang West Bus Depot
Address TBA
Depot Information
Operator TBA
BCM Route Package TBC
Type Multi-storey bus depot
Catchment TBC

Introduction

Sengkang West Bus Depot is the fifth bus depot (after Ulu Pandan Bus Depot) that LTA developed and funded, as well as the first multi-storey bus depot commissioned by LTA (not counting East Coast Integrated Depot). The depot is intended to accommodate additional buses that are being introduced over the years, as the overall bus capacity increases under the Bus Service Enhancement Programme (BSEP) and Bus Contracting Model (BCM). The depot will be located along a westward extension of Sengkang West Avenue, to be built west of the current junction with Sengkang West Road, at the current location of Seletar West Farmway 3.

The location of Sengkang West Bus Depot was confirmed in April 2017 through the approval of changes to the URA Masterplan 2014. Contract DE133 for the Design and Construction of Sengkang West Bus Depot was published on 3 May 2018. The multi-story depot is designed for handling roughly 600 buses and will be equipped with parking spaces, refuelling and washing facilities, repair and maintenance facilities, and administrative offices to support day-to-day bus operations.

On 25 Jun 2019, the contract was awarded to Santarli Construction Pte Ltd-Zheng Keng Engineering & Construction Pte Ltd Joint Venture at a sum of SGD $202,120,000.

The bus package allocated to Sengkang West Bus Depot remains to be confirmed, but will very likely be allocated to Sengkang–Hougang Bus Package and as a replacement for Hougang Bus Depot. The route package is scheduled for contract renewal in 2021, which falls short of the depot’s expected completion date of 2023. However, future arrangements may see an extension of the Negotiated Contract period (i.e. operations under SBS Transit) prior to the transfer to the transfer of operations to any incoming operator, or a shift of depot operations midway through the Tendered Contract period.

When completed, Sengkang West Bus Depot will be the third multi-storey bus depot in Singapore after Woodlands Bus Depot and Soon Lee Bus Depot.

Bus Captain Dormitory

As part of the Ministry of Transport’s Financial Year 2019 Expenditure Estimates, an item for “Independent Multi-Storey Bus Depot-cum-Dormitory at Sengkang West” was listed. In response to a media query by Lianhe Zaobao, an LTA spokesperson mentioned that the proposed dormitory for Bus Captains would be built as part of the construction of Sengkang West Bus Depot, to maximise land use and reduce travelling time to and from the Bus Depot for Bus Captains.

It remains to be confirmed if the dormitory will be integrated within the Bus Depot building, or as a separate building in the vicinity of the Bus Depot.

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Master Plan amendment to include Sengkang West Bus Depot. Retrieved from URA Website
Master Plan amendment to include Sengkang West Bus Depot. Retrieved from URA Website

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7 thoughts on “Sengkang West Bus Depot

  • 7 May 2020 at 2:08 AM
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    Sengkang-Hougang will definitely goes to SBST and why?Because they need to house Serangoon-Eunos package until Kim Chuan Depot is operational in 2025.

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  • 2 April 2020 at 1:10 AM
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    SKG-HGN package winner will move to SK West Depot in 2023 while HG Depot will be temporary depot for Bedok North which will be demolished and plan for new depot.

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  • 5 May 2018 at 5:57 PM
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    First of all, Loyang bus package will continue to use their allocated LYDEP. Why in the world GA-S take tampines north(?)? Secondly, theres no planned depot to be built at tampines north.

    Neither do there are news that state there would be Seletar airport terminal and punggol north int. As of now, the only announced part is the punggol north interchange, but that is only for the NEL extension opening in 2023.

    New southern corridor depot? Where in the world do you get that piece of information from?

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  • 3 May 2018 at 6:07 PM
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    Most probably for Seletar Airport Terminal,Punggol North Int and Punggol Int.

    Loyang will take Tampines North as replacement.

    Seems LTA forget about new southern corridor depot.BBDEP/ARBP should close down and take UPDEP and BT Merah package should take the new depot instead.

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    • 15 April 2019 at 10:24 AM
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      Most likely Hougang depot replacement as LTA want to standardised all the depot.

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  • 3 May 2018 at 5:57 PM
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    Most probably for Seletar Airport Terminal,Punggol North Int and Punggol Int.

    Loyang will take Tampines North as replacement.

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    • 4 February 2020 at 10:39 PM
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      So if the 2021 Sengkang-Hougang winner have to wait almost 2 years then move to SW depot?

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